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IAEA: No progress in talks with Iran

IAEA: No progress in talks with Iran
posted onJune 3, 2024

There has been no progress in resolving the outstanding safeguards issues regarding Iran's nuclear program, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi.

"Iran has not provided the Agency with technically credible explanations for the presence of uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at Varamin and Turquzabad or informed the IAEA of the current location(s) of the nuclear material and/or of contaminated equipment," he said.

Grossi also noted that Iran still is not implementing modified Code 3.1, having stated it had suspended such implementation.

"These outstanding safeguards issues stem from Iran’s obligations under its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and need to be resolved for the agency to be in a position to provide assurance that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful. Further public statements made in Iran regarding its technical capabilities to produce nuclear weapons and possible changes to Iran’s nuclear doctrine only increase my concerns about the correctness and completeness of Iran’s safeguards declarations," the IAEA chief added.